Corruption

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan. PHOTO: AFP PESHAWAR: The PTI chief Imran Khan has claimed that the Sharif family and their ‘henchmen’ are unable to answer questions of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing their offshore assets and that the nation will very soon hear ‘good news’. “Panama Papers have disclosed the Sharif family’s corruption […]

New political alliance unites Iraqi religious and secular parties Author: Hassan al-Shanoun Posted July 2, 2017 BAGHDAD — Amid the search for suitable alliances among political parties, the Sadrist movement surprised its popular base June 22 by announcing an agreement with the Al-Wataniya coalition (National Coalition) led by Ayad Allawi. The two parties will form a new political […]

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s cousin, Tariq Shafi, appeared before the Panama Papers case Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on Sunday for around three hours.   Talking briefly to the media after the session, Shafi said he answered all the  questions posed by the JIT, which included queries related to the Gulf Steel Mills [in Dubai].  […]

Overtime, Pakistan premiership has become a virtual kingdom. He/she may not be all powerful, since there are numerous competing power centres and, even though none provide political systemic balance but the power-sharing formula is such that the king or queen can get away with corruption. It is my view that the Zardari era will remain […]

Two top officials at the government’s anti-money laundering agency (FIAU) were sacked soon after the Finance Minister asked whether reports involving Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi’s were “written to be leaked”, the Times of Malta has learnt. Charles Cronin. Photo: LinkedIn Charles Cronin and Jonathan Ferris, who headed the compliance and financial analysis sections respectively, […]

Bipartisan bills that proponents say would “help stop the corrupt and other criminals from hiding behind anonymously owned companies created in the U.S.,” were introduced on June 28 in the Senate and House of Representatives. The True Incorporation Transparency for Law Enforcement (TITLE) Act, introduced by Senators Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Sheldon […]

MULTAN/SIALKOT – PTI Vice Chairman Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi stressed upon the world to recognise the sacrifices and efforts of Pakistan it made against war on terror. He said that some powers do not want peace in the country. Talking to the journalists after offering Eid prayer at the shrine of Hazrat Bahauddin Zakariya here […]

Bipartisan bills that proponents say would “help stop the corrupt and other criminals from hiding behind anonymously-owned companies created in the U.S.,” were introduced on June 28 in the Senate and House of Representatives. The True Incorporation Transparency for Law Enforcement (TITLE) Act, introduced by Senators Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Sheldon Whitehouse […]

Issued by Transparency International Secretariat Translations: ES Transparency International today welcomed the news that the former President of Panama Ricardo Martinelli has finally been arrested in the United States and will presumably face an extradition hearing following a request made by the Panamanian government more than nine months ago. “Even though Ricardo Martinelli’s arrest is […]

PANAMA CITY – The front pages of Panamanian newspapers are virtually monopolized by the scandals linked to former President Ricardo Martinelli, the millions of dollars in bribes paid by Brazil’s Odebrecht construction firm and the Panama Papers, a situation that the country is trying to face by mounting an anticorruption instruction and advertising campaign. In […]

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat faced questions from MEPs during a European Parliament debate on the rule of law in Malta in the wake of the Panama Papers scandal. 5.55pm: After nearly two hours of statements, accusations, and counter-accusations of bullying later, the debate is over.  5.52pm: In a passionate, unscripted speech, Muscat underlines the measures […]

Langen (l): “You can sit there laughing if you like, but you won’t get off scott-free” (Photo: europarl.europa.eu) He also attacked Muscat for having “refused” to give the EU “an open look into what’s wrong in your party”. His criticism referred to Konrad Mizzi, Malta’s new tourism minister, who was named, along with Muscat’s chief […]